Alrighty then. Before blocking:
After (pardon the bad angle — makes it look lopsided!)
And yet another!
Watching your shawl progress, I’m wondering: Is Inky-Dinky much more complicated than your last two shawls? I know you knitted up each of those fairly fast, and Dinky seems to be taking much longer. Just for future reference, in case I want to try knitting any of those. Inquiring minds, you know . . .
Inky Dinky took me about the same amount of time as the Tina shawl. I think, although the shape is different, it’s pretty much the same amount of knitting as Tina. The last two shawls I made, The Peacock Feathers and the Shetland Garden Faroese, are both a bit larger than half the size of Tina. and they both took me a bit over half the amount of time it took me to knit Tina.
Hey, at least I’m consistent.
No, I don’t think the Inkster is any harder than the last two — just a lot more knitting!
Out of curiosity, do you find that slogging your way through a project that you’ve lost interest in makes you value it more or less when you’re done? Does that resentment linger, or do you love it more for having persevered?
Now that’s an interesting question. I would think that the slogging would make me resentful (because that’s the way I am), but it doesn’t. There was definite slogging involved in Tina’s creation, but I love the resulting shawl. But I think I’d love it no matter what.
Which started me thinking — do bad memories in the creation of your knits transfer themselves to your attitude towards the finished knit? They don’t for me.
Though I do remember certain things about the knitting of most of my stuff. Whenever I wear Marina, I remember the hurricane that came through here almost two years ago, because I knit on Marina during the hurricane.
And every time I wear Henry VIII, I think of Izzy (my kitty who died before Lucy came to live with me) because that was the last thing I finished when she was alive. And I started the Roscalie cardigan the day Lucy came to live with me. I was knitting Flora when Knit Happens opened.
And so on.
Seen on the Shelf at a Local Drugstore
I wonder if they sell a lot of that?
Lucy doesn’t care enough to weigh in with an opinion.